Welcome to the forum and thank you for your service. There is a lot of good info to be had on this site. Read and post. Most of the people on this site are cool and very willing to help. Welcome from Minnesota.
I too am originally from CT, East Lyme. Its a lot nicer up there but at least I dont have to deal with the cold down here like it gets up there. But if it wasnt for my job thats where I would be.Welcome to the forum from CT.